Lorelei and the fourth of July
Have a safe, fun, and happy Independence Day 2020. Here in America, we’re celebrating 244 years of independence from the tyrannical English government. Just like we do every fourth of July. And even though it’s much more important than just a phrase in a children’s book, that’s what I’d like to share today. Because it sets off fireworks in my head…even if nobody else gets it. So, here’s an excerpt from Lorelei’s Fandango.
Lorelei expected the street to be slippery. But instead her feet seemed gently magnetized. She took seven quick steps and heard clickety-clicks from each shoe.
And she saw sparks…like those Fourth of July sparklers she loved.
Wow…this was truly a magical street. Just as she started to take another step a giant, silver street light bent over, shined its light in her eyes, and said…
“Be very careful how you move your feet Lorelei.”
“What? How do you know my name? And why do I have to be careful how I move my feet?”
“We’ve been expecting you. This is Fandango Street. You should tap your feet,” the street light replied. “Of course, you could stomp your feet, wiggle your feet, kick your feet, or jiggle your feet. But…it’s best if you…tap your feet. You can tap, can’t you?”
“Tap my feet?” Lorelei asked. “You mean like this?” And she tapped the toe of her right foot on the glass street. It made a tiny, tiny tapping sound.
OK, that’s the excerpt.
And here’s some lyrics from the song, Fandango Street, that sort of inspired the little book.
Dwight was a boy anybody would employ
‘Cause he worked his fingers to the bone
But he said he had to fly, get a piece of the sky
So he took off for the great unknown
Everybody said no, no, no But he still had to go
To make his whole life complete
And look for Fandango Street.
Grab some Merch
Or how about some music for kids